Sunday, December 2, 2012

Masterpiece of Craftmanship

As much as we admire luxury goods we may forget the craftmanship that goes into each piece.  Here is a video featuring the creation of a Salvatore Ferragamo handbag.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Bespoke Shoes

For those who always wanted to learn to make shoes but don't have courses available nearby, this blog is for you.

Marcell Mrsan is a certified Master Shoemaker who teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design. He is also the owner of Koronya Handmade Shoes & Boots.  He is offering free online courses for shoemaking. The first course starts soon and will be a pair of leather flip flops. May seem simple enough but everyone has to start somewhere.

A list of supplies and places available throughout the world to attain them will be posted before the course begins.

Happy shoemaking!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spring Catwalks- Anna Sui

Anna Sui's Spring 2013 collection is romantically punk. Girly meets grit in the way only Sui can pull off.

Beautiful chintz prints mixed with leopard and pops of cobalt blue colored the stage. Adorning the clothing were skeleton cameos, tortoise jewelry and cotton candy colored hair for the models. My favorites? The blue heart kitten heels and the studded sandal wedges.  The kitten ear hat, not so bad either.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spring Catwalks- Alexander McQueen

Yes, Fashion Weeks NY, London, Paris and Milan were a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just getting time to breath.

Alexander McQueen, whose catwalk was buzzing, almost literally as Burton took her bee inspiration to every level.  Loving all the footwear, nipped in waists and the return to eroticism.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Jewelry to Make Your Skin Crawl

Greek designer Lito Karakostanoglou created some amazing pieces using preserved scarabs as the center pieces of her jewelry.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Open Up and Say "Aaah"

Shoe designer Kobi Levi has quite a sense of humor when it comes to his designs. Running the gamut from whimsical to sexual, his shoes are definitely conversation starters.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mulberry and Maurice

Mulberry's Fall/Winter ad campaign includes something else besides great handbags.  The model in the photos is accompanied by characters from Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are".

More pictures from the campaign can be seen here

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mehndi Influences

Beginning with Givenchy's 2012 Spring Couture Collection and continuing with Chanel's 2012 Fall Collection, the influence of India in jewelry has gained momentum. While some of the more ornate pieces are beautiful, I love the ones with more rocker influence (pyramid studs).  Of course if big stones are not your taste, there's always traditional Mehndi.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

The Siberian High

The ladies from Cabinet Studios have a win with their Art Deco inspired collection for this Fall.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Christian Louboutin Has a New App!

The French mega shoe house released an app, available now for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.



Divided into six categories- The Collection, The Wishlist, 20 Ans, Louboutin's Peoople, Store Locator, and News- it allows fans of the brand to share via social media, see sketches from the 20th Anniversary collection and take a peak behind the scenes and more.

Hopefully, Android users will get their own version soon.

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Walking on Nails

I am in love with these heavy metal killer platforms from Jeffrey Campbell.  The Shadow Stud platform means business!
JC has an awesome collection of not so everyday shoes. However, these are calling my name the loudest.

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